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TECHNOLOGY IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST
Underutilized hotels can help curtail homelessness
Converting empty hotels into housing is a game-changer, as well as a proactive and cost-effective approach to health care.
Katherine Gergen Barnett and Megan Sandel
For good health outcomes, we need good housing incomes
Good housing can make a world of difference in a person’s health, just as a lack of housing can be devastating.
A ‘progressive’ by any other name
Readers respond to Joan Vennochi's Dec. 29 column about the contest for the office of Mass. speaker of the House.
Boston is setting an example on fair housing. Will other communities follow?
The City of Boston has taken steps to reverse patterns of housing discrimination, but its initiatives won’t be enough without regional support.
It’s incumbent on all of us to open our communities to affordable housing
"We have a history of restrictive and discriminatory local zoning that drives up home prices and rents, limits opportunity, and perpetuates segregation."
The country’s affordable housing plans are woefully inadequate
Rental assistance programs tailored for COVID-19 relief will ultimately fail if they’re not coupled with an ambitious long-term plan to build and invest in equitable and affordable housing.
The impending eviction crisis will inflict trauma on another generation if leaders fail to act
Congress, the Massachusetts Legislature, and Governor Charlie Baker must act now to protect those at risk of losing their homes.
Coronavirus and homelessness: a crisis intensified
"Without a safe space to isolate and recuperate, the unhoused are even more at risk."
Boston lays the groundwork to end family homelessness
The City Council’s plan to form a special commission on family homelessness is an earnest endeavor. Political leaders should be held accountable for ensuring it makes a difference.
IDEAS | STARRE JULIA VARTAN
Consider the small landlord
I’m one of the independent property owners who keeps housing affordable — and I’m terrified.